First the US Women's Open, and now the Canadian -- Meg Mallon is running out of national championships to win this season.
"Well, I've got France and England next," Mallon said with a chuckle on Sunday, referring to the Evian Masters and British Women's Open, the next two events on her schedule.
And anything seems possible with the run she's on.
A week after winning the US Open, Mallon completed her North American double with a bogey-free, final-round 2-under 70 at Legends on the Niagara Battlefield course, finishing at 18-under 270 and claiming the first-place prize of US$195,000 .
Defending champion Beth Daniel finished second, four strokes back, after shooting a final-round 70. Jean Bartholomew (69) and Lorena Ochoa (70) finished in a tie for third at 276.
Mallon won her 17th career event and became the first woman to win both US and Canadian titles in the same year. And her 18 under matched a tournament record for lowest score, set by Brandie Burton in 1998 at Windsor, Ontario.
She also became only the third US Open champion to win an LPGA event the following week, joining Pak Se-ri, who did it in 1998 and Jane Geddes in 1986. Louise Suggs also won back-to-back events in 1952, but that's when the All-America Women's Open was held six weeks after the US Open.
"This has been my 18th year on tour and it's been such a rewarding career, but I've never had two weeks like this," Mallon said. "It's going to take a while to absorb. It's been incredible. I don't know what to say."
John Deere Classic
Australian Mark Hensby won the John Deere Classic for his first victory, then made the startling announcement that he was turning down a spot in the British Open.
England's John Morgan, the runner-up to Hensby on Sunday, thought he was headed to Royal Troon instead, but found out he wasn't.
From start to finish, this was a tournament of surprises.
Hensby tapped in for par on the second playoff hole to beat Hensby and claim his first PGA Tour victory after several close finishes this year.
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